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SOLIDWORKS Electrical 2015 - Search Field Enhancme
Thursday October 16, 2014 at 3:38pm

A quick look at the search enhancement in SOLIDWORKS Electrical Schematics 2015

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SOLIDWORKS 2014 SP4 - Available for Download
Monday June 23, 2014 at 6:50pm

On Monday 23rd June 2014 SOLIDWORKS released the fourth service pack in the 2014 cycle. In this post we advise how you can download this latest update for the 2014 release.

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Ordering Holes in a Hole Table
Thursday May 8, 2014 at 2:57pm

Can you control the order of the holes in a hole table and the 'tags' that label them? This blog describes a neat method of achieving the hole order you want and gives you control over the tag names too.

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Animations - A few recommendations when saving as
Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 10:31am

Animations:        Save As .avi recommended settings I've had a number of calls on the support desk asking for help when saving their animations out as .avi files.  The comments range from the animation appearing ‘rough’ or ‘stuttering’, to the file size being far too big to send to anyone or upload to their website.  As it happens then, there are a few tweaks we can make to the Save As settings that should fix these issue....

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Microsoft Windows XP Support is Ending
Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 11:37am

You may have seen articles in the press of late (link) stating that official support for the Micorsoft Windows XP platform has ended as of April 8th 2014. As a result no updates or bug fixes will be worked on by the Microsoft developers- as a result there are concerns of potential security risks that may now become prevalent with the lack of support. Microsoft have statistics that suggest 1 in 4 PCs still use this platform. There are still a huge number of XP based machines using in industry an....

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Derivative Design using Save As
Wednesday March 26, 2014 at 4:55pm

Training at SolidSolutions also offers the attendees a chance to ask the instructor other questions about the software not related to actual course, we call this the SolidSolutions Surgery…Pre or Post course time is allocated to all kinds of queries that the instructor is happy to show on the projector to the whole room or individually on the user’s classroom workstation.

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Monday December 9, 2013 at 2:19pm

As the new year approaches, I wanted to make you aware of some of the great resources Solid Solutions offer for new users and experienced users a like.   Webcast Wednesday This initiative has been going for around 4 years and we have had huge success and great feedback from the customer base. Every Wednesday one of our technical team hosts short webinars on a range of topics to add value back into the customer base. We cover the full product suite and our most popular videos tend to be t....

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Wednesday November 20, 2013 at 3:19pm

Using Delete Face as a cutting tool Today’s little tip is the use of the “Delete Face” as a cutting tool, to save you the time and effort sketching and creating features to remove the model geometry Let me explain below: As you can see, due the sequence of creation, the boss has been added after the cut which has meant the boss geometry appears through where the cut should be… …therefore to avoid having to reorder features or create a....

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Tuesday October 22, 2013 at 4:34pm

Hi   I have just fixed a long-standing problem for a customer using the Knowledge Base. The customer was not aware that he could have fixed the problem himself - if he just searched it via his Customer Portal.   The Knowledge Base is a fabulous resource with tens of thousands of articles on everything from A - Z in SOLIDWORKS. We use it all the time on Tech Support, but there is no reason why customers on subscription shouldn't search yourself - in fact it is one of the main re....

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Wednesday October 16, 2013 at 2:45pm

During training this week I came across something that a number of my students were unaware of…it’s often these little things that can speed up your day to day work within SOLIDWORKS   SOLIDWORKS gives the user the ability to open parts/assemblies/subassemblies from locations within your 2D drawing without the requirement of you using the standard File, Open and having to browse through your local and network locations   Let me explain below:   Were you aware yo....

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Thursday September 12, 2013 at 11:47am

Now is as appropriate a time as any to mention how you, the SOLIDWORKS customer base can voice your opinions in how you favourite software evolves over the coming years.   SOLIDWORKS 2014, the 22nd edition, it nearing its full commerical release (you can see some sneak peak videos here) but back in Boston, the software developers have firmly turned their attention to SOLIDWORKS 2015.   So how do they come up with ideas for new functionality?   Well, of the hundreds of enhanc....

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Friday August 16, 2013 at 10:15am

Hi,   Another SOLIDWORKS Essentials course completed this week, great to meet our new customers and some new faces from existing customers.   Everyone progressed extremely well and found the training and extra SSM Surgery support extremely useful.   I just thought I would share with you one of the tips I show during Essentials training to all of my delegates learning SOLIDWORKS...   One of the common difficulties people can have when learning new software is where to ....

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Thursday August 8, 2013 at 12:22pm

As well as all of the great stuff we are doing at Solid Solutions with our online blog posts and the interactive Solid Solutions TV website, SOLIDWORKS themselves have created a brand new online portal giving customers access to all the SOLIDWORKS Resources in one place.   My.SOLIDWORKS.com gives subscribed customers access to the latest blog posts, forum threads in various media formats such as videos and downloads. It consolidates the SOLIDWORKS Forums, Blogs and Help documentation all ....

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Friday June 28, 2013 at 8:24am

One of the most common questions I get asked during a training course is “what other things do I do in my role as a SOLIDWORKS Applications Engineer?”  Therefore, I thought it may be nice to share with you one of my recent site visits where one of our customers have added to their SOLIDWORKS portfolio with SOLIDWORKS Composer   The site visit to Ginetta involved the installation of the new SOLIDWORKS Composer license and a short training session with two of the engineers ....

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Friday June 21, 2013 at 4:31pm

  http://www.SOLIDWORKS.com/beta/   Every year brings a new edition of SOLIDWORKS to the Dassault Systems 3D experiance and soon we will see the release of SOLIDWORKS 2014 and we hope to see you all at our Solid Solutions Launch events. You may have already heard about some new functionality already fresh from SOLIDWORKS World 2013 back in January. However before you get your hands on this new edition as part of your active subscription SOLIDWORKS have to release this in a BETA test....

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Tuesday June 4, 2013 at 11:07am

  Get Certified in SOLIDWORKS   SOLIDWORKS Certifications are an excellent way to test your competence and depth of knowledge of SOLIDWORKS. With a range of certifications aimed at beginners through to advanced user, there’s an exam to suit all abilities. There are very few certified user within the UK, so you really can stand out from the crowd with a SOLIDWORKS Certification. Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate – Beginner (600 in the UK) Certified SOLIDWORKS Professiona....

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Friday January 25, 2013 at 3:56pm

The SOLIDWORKS certification program is well established worldwide. Arguably the most popular is the CSWP (Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional). Worldwide there are 27000 certified users, but just 850 in the UK, 28 of those are Solid Solutions employees! The certification program proves your proficiency with SOLIDWORKS and is great to have on your CV. The exam is split into 3 parts requiring an 80% pass mark, and more importantly for subscribed SOLIDWORKS customers it is free to take. SOLIDWORKS ....

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